Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Cupcakes


  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package chocolate cake mix (such as Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe)
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 4 eggs, divided
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon Mexican vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup miniature chocolate chips, or more to taste, divided
  • 1 (16 ounce) container cream cheese frosting


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.

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Combine cake mix, water, 3 eggs, and oil together in a bowl using an electric mixer until batter is smooth, about 2 minutes. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups.

Blend cream cheese, sugar, 1 egg, and vanilla extract together in a blender until cheesecake filling is smooth; stir in 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Spoon about 1 tablespoon cheesecake filling into each cupcake.

Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Cool cupcakes on a wire rack.

Frost each cupcake with cream cheese frosting and sprinkle remaining chocolate chips over each cupcake.